Celebrate a Rich Heritage

Celebrate African American History with these events and selections from the collection.

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Book Corner: Inspiring Picture Books Book Corner: Inspiring Picture Books

By Dcaswell
This month presents a great opportunity to highlight stories by and about African Americans through children's picture books.
This month presents a great opportunity to highlight stories by and about African Americans through children's picture books.
Blogpost

Westmoreland's African American History Westmoreland's African American History

By Virginia
Learn more about Westmoreland County’s African American history, which dates back to the 17th century.
Learn more about Westmoreland County’s African American history, which dates back to the 17th century.
Online Resource

Download Today: An American Marriage Download Today: An American Marriage

Download and read An American Marriage now on Freading - without the wait.
Download and read An American Marriage now on Freading - without the wait.
Blogpost

Celebrate Black History Month with Books Celebrate Black History Month with Books

By Tracy
Librarian Tracy recommends her favorite books that embrace the everyday joy, passion, and culture of African American heritage.
Librarian Tracy recommends her favorite books that embrace the everyday joy, passion, and culture of African American heritage.
Event

African American Inventors African American Inventors

All Branches
In February, drop in to explore a rotating series of self-guided K-6 activities looking at contributions of African American inventors.
In February, drop in to explore a rotating series of self-guided K-6 activities looking at contributions of African American inventors.
Video

African American Movies & Docs African American Movies & Docs

On Kanopy access hundreds of movies and documentaries focusing on African American culture.
On Kanopy access hundreds of movies and documentaries focusing on African American culture.
Event

African American History Celebration African American History Celebration

Feb 21st | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stories, songs, and food in the African tradition, featuring the Westmoreland Storytellers with Daisy Howard Douglas.
Stories, songs, and food in the African tradition, featuring the Westmoreland Storytellers with Daisy Howard Douglas.
Event

Book Chat: African American History Book Chat: African American History

Feb 26th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Have a cup of coffee and chat about your favorite books written by African American authors.
Have a cup of coffee and chat about your favorite books written by African American authors.
Blogpost

Spotsylvania's African American History Spotsylvania's African American History

By Crrlstaff
Learn about African American history in Spotsylvania County.
Learn about African American history in Spotsylvania County.
Blogpost

Stafford's African American History Stafford's African American History

By Crrlcontributor
From runaway slave Anthony Burns to Palmer Hayden, artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Stafford's historic African American roots run deep.
From runaway slave Anthony Burns to Palmer Hayden, artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Stafford's historic African American roots run deep.
Blogpost

FXBG City's African American History FXBG City's African American History

By Crrlcontributor
Learn about the history of African Americans in Fredericksburg City.
Learn about the history of African Americans in Fredericksburg City.
Staff List

CRRL Picks: African American Fiction CRRL Picks: African American Fiction

recommended by CRRLAdults
Fiction, from a wide array of genres, all written by and about African American people.
Fiction, from a wide array of genres, all written by and about African American people.
Staff List

African American Experience for Teens African American Experience for Teens

recommended by CRRLTeens
Inspiring and brave stories for teens told through the eyes of African Americans. Books for 2019-2020.
Inspiring and brave stories for teens told through the eyes of African Americans. Books for 2019-2020.
Staff List

African American Experience for Children African American Experience for Children

recommended by CRRLKids
2019-2020. African American voices told through some of the best children's fiction and nonfiction in our catalog.
2019-2020. African American voices told through some of the best children's fiction and nonfiction in our catalog.
Staff List

African Americans in Nonfiction African Americans in Nonfiction

recommended by CRRLAdults
A list of books for discovering the courage and talent that shaped the African American experience.
A list of books for discovering the courage and talent that shaped the African American experience.
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